Deep ruby color with purple hints. Powerful, pungent aromas of sweet cherry, candied plum and toasty vanillin oak. Full bodied and deep in dark fruit flavors, with a peppery and strong oak spicy accents background. The solid tannins build through the finish but there is plenty of supporting depth of fruit here, not to mention a bright acid lift on the back that adds energy. A ‘’Vin de Garde’’ with a great future.
Harvest: Manual harvesting in 15 kg capacity picking baskets. Syrah September 18th, Merlot September 7th, Xinomavro September 30th
Vinification: Destemming, light crushing, cold soak– skin contact under controlled conditions, alcoholic fermentation at gradual increase temperatures in rotary fermentors. Maintenance of wine “sur lie” for many months with regular stirring.
Ageing: 12 months minimum in Allie-Bertrange oak casks medium toast and 12 months minimum in bottle. No treatment or filtration before bottling
Average Berry Weight: Syrah: 0,70 g - Merlot: 0,65 g - Xinomavro: 0,80 g
Total Acidity: 5,6 g/l,
Residual Sugar: 2,4 g/l,